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Jul 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
tomorrow. >>> one big storm, three big problems. on 7, a tree comes down of a woman posing like. i just jumped out. >> or wild water put some drivers in danger. thousands lose power for hours. >> life team coverage from all the trouble spots. >> marion barry's son faces serious charges. outrage at the big changes over netflix. you might be surprised at what netflix says about it. live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. >> as we begin tonight with one woman's terrifying ordeal at the of the storms. a tree came crashing down on her r coming inches away from killing her inside. tonight, the woman is talking about it. >> really an extraordinary story. out of this terrific with only bonds and bruises. have to tell you, this mother from maryland was driving right ofindustry during the peak storm this afternoon. >> seeing her car in this tow lot, is to see the horror of been.ould have treat branch out in my while i was driving. >> oh my goodness! >> all of a sudden, it was cracking. a storm toppled a massive tree limb. the lens crushed her car, a limb herhed right through windshield.
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Jul 3, 2011 8:00am EDT
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
it a hate crime. >> and it was a big attraction to the u.s. women's soccer team was a big win to send them to the world cup finals. >> and big changes that could be ahead for casey anthony when she gets out of jail in four days. >> absolutely not taking the children out of their home. >> plus, should obese children be taken away from their parents for protection? a controversial topic drawing a lot of attention. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier w!t to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> a new commentary in the country's leading medical journal is sparking a controversy among parents. >> it's as parents of extremely obese children should lose custody of their children. >> the question is whether they should lose custody for not controlling their child's weight. the child would be placed in foster care were the doctors believe they
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm EDT
on that situation. the other big story severe storms sweeping across the region. here is some video from the gaithersburg. we have crews in maryland and virginia to cover the story. >> blistering temperatures may lead to record heat tomorrow. >> it has been and evening and a night of some wild weather. let me take you back and show you that ferocious line. that is the one that came through chicago. there is another one forming out to our west. let's keep an eye on that. look at a lightning in just the last hour. everything is moving over to the eastern shore. that line is falling apart. meanwhile, there is the other batch that will be staying to our south. we could be looking at some more afternoon thunderstorms. here are the damage reports all away from western maryland and into the nearby suburbs. a number of reports of trees down. some very localized heavy rain. i will show you more of that when i join you. tomorrow is going to be a really hot one. >>> fire officials in montgomery county confirm a lightning strike caused this house fire. this was around the time -- at last check there
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
a live report coming up. >>> another big story. saved by inches. we believe with a terrifying ordeal during the height of the severe storm. in southeast a tree came crashing down on her car coming inches away from pinning her inside. we have the story you will see only on abc 7. >> saying her car in this tow lot, you could see the horror of what could have been. >> del in my car while i was driving. >> oh my god. >> she was driving on massachusetts avenue in southeast washington. a potent storm toppled a massive tree limb. it crushed her car. a shard crushed to the windshield, inches from a impaling this mother of two. >> i would have been dead. >> she somehow managed to scramble out of her ride it alive. >> we were crying. what's this stranger offered her shoulder. today, she finds comfort in her survival. the lasting trauma of this day. >> i just want to go home. >> ironically, some residents tell me they complain to the city a number of times about the tree and how far it was stretching out over the road. they say that city workers came out and proved a number of the branches, but
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
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Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
great news. giving parents choices. the big change is that on menus that participate in this program there will be meals with at least one combination of -- that has 600 calories or less and with that, the side dish will have to be 200 calories or less and looking at guideline, increase increased fruits and vegetable, lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy. >> choices are good. options are good, but the difference, what's the real difference here? >> well, you know, that's the big question. there is a recent study out of yale and looked at 20 fast food chain, 3,000 different combinations of kids' food. only 27 of them met the kind of guidelines we're talking about here. the big issue is will they be promoting these healthy guidelines or be one item on the menu and kids are still going for the fries. >> kind of related is getting a lot of buzz. "the journal of the american medical association," a piece where harvard doctors are suggesting if you have a child that is really obese, that that child should be taken from their parents and put into foster care. what do you think about
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of the crime. >> first it sounded like a big firecracker, one shot. and then i heard a lot of them. i rolled down and hit the floor. >> she says she's lived on this block in columbia heights for 40 years and nothing like this has ever happened before. >> i woke my daughter up. she said, mom, what's going on? i said get on the floor. >> witnesses say they heard several gunshots maybe eight or nine. many assumed they were fireworks left over from july 4th. >> there's constantly people hanging out in the streets but no one dangerous, you know, we ever thought. >> when residents learned two men had been shot dead on their street, another sent to the hospital in critical condition, they were shocked. >> i'm glad it's not me. that's all i got to say. >> that's awful, though. i hope that the one in critical condition survives. >> there are several surveillance cameras in the area, including some at this corner gas station and a nearby camera with a microphone. police are examining the footage for clues. >> this is an active area of the community and there are a lot
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 5:00am EDT
is investigating. >>> another big story is picking up the pieces. two storms pounded parts of the region. the cleanup is barely under way. >> we have a look at the destructions and one of the hardest hit parts of northern virginia. >> early this morning several roads remain blocked and closed throughout arlington county. it is obvious that people here are picking up the pieces left behind by sunday's storm. early this morning officials are saying that several roads will remain closed. old dominion drive and cleve road. people describe this area after the storm as it were some. neighbors we talked to said that they were left cleaning up the big mess that mother nature and left behind. the storm toppled trees on the houses and cars and of downed power lines. it took off sections of other people's roofs. other areas took a big hit from the storm. trees smashed cars parked along streets in capitol hill. in bowie maryland, lightning struck a tree where a mother was. they are ok. if you use the areas on old dominion road or glebe road, officials are requesting you take an alternate route. >>>
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
. those conditions could cause big problems. brianne carter is live on the national mall as we get ready for today's east.-- today's heat. >> usually we filigrees at this time of the morning, a petite is already in washington. today is going to be even worse than yesterday. another day of heat and humidity. while this is part of what summer in washington is like, people are taking precautions. many try to gaps out during predict many try to get out during the early morning or late evening. we will feel that again today. on days likeness its can certainly be unhealthy and potentially dangerous. officials with the fire department say that they do see an increase in calls on days like this. they are urging everyone to stay hydrated and stay in the status possible. we are certainly going to be dealing with the heat. -- stay and the shade,. >>> people in the midwest, the south, and the northeast are doing all they can to stay cool. there are heat advisory is in 20 states. but he is expected to stick around for a few more days. -- the heat is expected to stick around. >>> a lightning strike i
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 3:00am EDT
. the president still wants a big plan that would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans proposed. but here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare, and social security, democrats don't. and then republicans refuse the prprident's plan to increase taxes, revenue, by cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: and of course these talks face the deadline.. august 2nd. when the government will no longer be able to borrow to pay all of its bills. >> no responsible leader would say the united states of america, for the first time in its history, should not pay its bills, meet its obligations. that would be catastrophicor the economy. >> reporter: once again, just the fact that nobody talked about what happened in this hour and a half meeting does not bode well that they made a lot of progress. >>> a plane crash has taken the lives of a florida couple and th
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
congressional leaders that they and the white house can still do big things, in his word, take on this critical challenge. live in the sat plight center. abc 7 news. >> thanks for that report. for instant updates on the still unfolding story you can log on to wjla.com. >>> turning now to another developing story tonight for second time today, a plane has been intercepted near camp david where the president is spending part of his weekend. two f-16s intercepted just before 7:00 tonight, the plane landed where the pilot was met by law enforcement. the first plane was intercepted at around noon today, and landed without incident. meanwhile, we're also following latest developments in a triple shooting in trendy d.c. neighborhood. two men were killed and third is in critical condition tonight. we now know the identities of the men killed. police say that they are 32-year-old jimmy simmons and 31-year-old domonique barber. the shooting happened before 6:00 this morning on parkwood place in columbia heights. neighbors say they heard shots fired after a dice game turned violent. >> this is really trau
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 4:00am EDT
the debt ceiling and republicans are saying that there's not just enough time to work out a big deal. there's a heightened sense of urgency in washington to come up with a deal to raise the nation's credit limit. lawmakers are at a standoff over how to tackle the deficit and prevent the nation from defaulting on it debt. the major sticking point- taxes. president obama would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. to do that the president and the democrats are call for some tax increases. by closing tax loopholes for some businesses. a nonstarter for republicans. >> we're not going to raise taxes in the middle of this horrible economic situation. >> reporter: president obama told lawmakers last night he's prepared to put social security on the table but some democratic lawmakers say no way. >> house democrats aren't supporting any cuts or benefits for social security or medicare. >> reporter: warning of dire consequences of what would happen if it reaches the debt ceiling. president obama will hold a press conference later this morning and will once again meet with congressional leaders. officials
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 4:00am EDT
could be lower than expected by fall. >>> hewlett-packard is trying to make a big splash with its new touch pad tablet computer. you can find the touch pad in stores today. "usa today's" ed banks says it has too few apps, also too many glitches, but he did find real positives. >> the standout feature is web os. originally developed for the palm prix. this is a playing card metaphor where all the apps and tasks you're running appear as playing cards. when you're done you flick it off the screen. it's easy to switch among them. >> hp is deploying workers to best buy stores to demonstrate how to operate the turn pad. >>> smaller regional chains fare better than nationally known giants in "consumer reports" new ranking. mcdonald's burgers came in dead last. the survey said in and out had the best burgers, chipotle had the best mexican food. is it wrong that story made me hungry? >> mcdonald's fries, got to say. >> they're pretty good. >>> coming up next, never before seen images from the wreck of the "titanic." >> not what you'd expect to find or want to find on your next flight. a scorpi
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 6:30pm EDT
actually happened to 2-year-old caylee. the little girl with the big brown eyes who loved swimming and winnie the pooh and whose tragic fate touched and enraged so many. diane? >> elizabeth, thank you. >>> and tonight, we want you to know, there will be a special one-hour edition of "nightline." terry moran and the "nightline" team will dive into many questions, including those we posed. and terry is at the center of the story in florida. >>> moving on tonight, a search is under way for the seven americans s ill missing off the coast of mexico, after their fishing boat capsized in a sudden storm. the waters there were a balmly 77 degrees so hype therm y'all was not a concern, but the sharks were, and survivors said they could feel them circling after the big boat began to roll. >> we felt it rock and we heard people screaming, yelling in spanish, of course. and we didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: so far, 19 fisherern and 16 crew have been plucked from the ocean. at least one american has already been confirmed dead. >>> and, now, our washington washdog beat. tracking sca
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> pandora get into the social networking business. now the details, and a review of google plus. >> big changes are coming to pandora. the internet radio service is adding its own social network, which will allow users to monitor which songs for their friends are listening to and talking about. the service is available now for premium subscribers and later this week for everyone else. it has been a couple weeks since google launched google plus. it was easier to manage than facebook. >> google plus allows you to put people into groups and allows you to put them in different circles. you have to categorize the people into different groups, and that allows you to control what people see right from the beginning. >> it remains exclusive. only those receiving invitations for now will be able to use it. >>> we are going to be looking at the beltway a first, it's hot outside already. >> low 80's right now. i promised there is nicer weather on the way. tomorrow and on friday we will see temperatures only in the mid 80's, that is a welcome change. and no heat advisory. annapolis, maryland, righ
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00am EDT
owned by disney. >>> also why the royal visits and weddings are fun to watch they're not without a big price tag. the royal family cost taxpayers $52 million last year, 5% less than the year before. the government shaved costs by deferring maintenance on the royal palaces. shaved a lot of maintenance apparently. >> yeah. when we come back, the jurury i the casey anthony murder trial will have theirir first full da of deliberations tuesday. >>> and also the mexican prisoner who tried to make a not so great escape. ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home. i'm more active, i eat right, i'm making changes to support my metabolism. and i switched to one a day women's active metabolism, a complete women's multivitamin, plus more -- for metabolism support. and that's a change i feel go
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
was once a user or whatever, i am quite sure that played a big part. >> it seems to run in the family. >> christopher barry says he looks forward to setting the record straight at his trial later this month. >> marion berry will symbolically designate a section of roadway as martin luther king jr. drive. the council is expected to vote on the proposal tonight. >>> a whole new look is coming to the metro plaza. arlington county is working with the airport a party to make over the area between wilshire boulevard. officials want to build covered bike parking and improve the landscaping. the project will be completed in spring of 2012. for pictures of the new design, the to our website at wjla.com. >>> google is making video and book downloads easier. >> you might call it racial profiling. a new device will allow officers to take photos of suspects within iphone and instantly compare those pictures with those of known criminals. criminal say it constitutes a warrantless search. a new upgrade to be enjoyed operating system allows people to download content. nett flex customers are unhappy
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Jul 6, 2011 2:35am EDT
another big but a little listen sayingal story that is making headlines. the intense political debate over the federal debt. it's set to resume on capitol hill today. you'll see what's holding up a solution to this crisis. >> you have to think this is going to get done. that there is a hard and fast deadline here, that even though bothides are sort of playing their battles and holding their positions,s,hat eventually this is going to get resolved. >> it would be great because it is such a big sue, if we can put the partisan issues decided and get this accomplished. >> global ramifications here. >>> later this half hour, families who are a little teched out and may be spend don't go much time plugged into web and other technologies. sound a little familiar to you at home? put down your devices. we'll meet one young woman who admits spending 18 hours a day online. >> that's not good for you. >> there's got to be a balance here. perhaps you might think of a digital diet, say. >> i knew the plug was coming. shameless book plug right there. >>> we will talk a aut a little bit later, but first,
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
that president obama told congressional leaders in the room last night that he still wants the big deal. $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years. speaker john boehner says he wants to, too. but there's in path to get there. the clock is ticking. the major sticking point, whether it's a large part of tax reform, wages on top wage earners go up. it could not take the heat from his republican caucus. >> we have got to be able to deliver on this promise. >> reporter: republicans say that the problem is president obama has been unable to bring his own party around to own entitlement spending that he put on the table. tick tock. the goal is to reach an agreement in the next couple of weeks so that the law can be written and passed before the deadline of august 2nd, that's when the federal government is slated to run out of money. the immediate result, checks might be cut for social security payments, benefits. salaries for military families. . stock market could dive, perhaps as much as 9%. or roughly 8$800 billion. some of it from your retirement savings. interest rates for the u
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Jul 26, 2011 2:35am EDT
survival story to the big screen. the 33 men have sold the rights to their story to mike med avoid, producer of "black swan" and "shutter island." the miners say they want the movie to emphasize faith, teamwork and respect. a studio still has to pick up the film. >> i'm sure one will. >>> a texas man who vanished on saturday has been found in, get this, a snake-infested manhole. 25-year-old kevin gonorman spent two days trapped in a deep hole in a wooded area. he was bitten by snakes and dehydrated when searchers found him yesterday but he was conscious and speaking clearly. firefighters pulled him out and took him to the hospital in fair condition. lucky dude. >> lucky indeed. >>> now here is a look at your weather. thunderstorms along the gulf coast, atlanta, and the carolinas. scattered afternoon showers in the northeast. hail, flash flooding and 80 mill an hour winds from the the dakotas to iowa and the twin cities. >> 87 in sacramento. 92 in albuquerque. another day of triple-digit heat for phoenix and dallas. indianapolis hits 89. detroit 84. 77 in boston. 91 in miami. >>> al
ABC
Jul 2, 2011 6:30pm EDT
have led to a ban on fireworks for big shows, in places like arizona, alabama, florida and texas, where nearly every county has said no to fireworks. >> i love fireworks. so, it's kind of like -- i don't know. it ruined my july 4th. >> reporter: no fireworks in austin. so, the big, similar phonic concert has been canceled. >> it's disappointing for people here. >> reporter: disappointing for the people who make and sell fireworks. >> this has to be one of the most devastating for the country. and also for the firework city as a whole. >> reporter: amarillo, texas, has come up with a solution for no fireworks. it's contracted for a laser show. but the show will go on in washington.. more than 500,000 people gathering for 1 of the biggest spectacles in the country. all kicked off with a parade, that's been organized for the last 17 years by pat wilberton. what do you take away? every year you put this parade together, what does it mean to you? >> every year, we sing "god bless america," and i get chills. and the little children wave their flags. it's america. >> reporter: this is one of t
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >> a step up from a tux t-shirt. >> looks good in spandex. >>> a big morning in hollywood and we'll show you why. >>> also the former -- formal, rather, farewell for a first lady. today her hometown says good-bye. we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there's something more i can do. now, i take care with vesicare. once-daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of frequent urges and leaks day and night. if you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble emptying your bladder, do not take vesicare. vesicare may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. if you experience swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue, stop taking vesicare and get emergency help. tell your doctor right away if you have severe abdominal pain, or become constipated for three or more days. vesicare may cause blurred vision, so use caution while driving or doing unsafe tasks. common side effects are
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 2:35am EDT
with your debts. august 2nd is the big date that's looming. perhaps a temporary fix is not going to do the job to delay the payment. >> the president a amant he is not going to extend that august 2nd date. we'll have to see who gives here because there's got to be a compromise. >>> world leaders are condemning a deadly terror attack in mumbai that killed at least 17 people and injured dozens more. three coordinated bombs tore through the city's busy financial district during the evening rush. so far there's been no claim of responsibility. indian officials blame the attack on terrorists with links to pakistan. >>> the british phone-hacking scandal has spread to the u.s. capitol hill lawmakers demand an investigation into whether reporters from rupert murdock's papers tried to get phone numbers of 9/11 victims. as lama hasan reports, the scandal forced murdock to back off of his expansion plans. >> reporter: in a stunning reversal of fortune, rupert murdock has withdrawn his $12 billion bid to fully own skyb. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful. it's got to be addressed
ABC
Jul 25, 2011 4:00am EDT
. the republicans are insisting that the debt ceiling can be raised as much as spending is big cut. the speaker is focusing on a short-term deal. cut it by a trillion dollars. president obama has said that is a nonstarter. >> to go through this whole exercise all over again? that we're not going to do. rounds on sunday to make their case to an increasingly anxious public. >> i know that the president is worried about the next election. t shouldn't we be worried about the country? >> the speaker wanted the outline of the plan before 4:00 p.m. eastern sunday to send a positive message to the foreign markets. that deadline passed and this morning the asian markets are down and the u.s. futures aren't looking good, either. both sides are main resolute. >> there's no choice, there's no alternative. >> both sides will be back at work on duelili plans this morning. >> if our credit ratininis lower, ordinary americans will take a hard hit in the f fm of higher interest rates, car loans. >>> in norway the man in arrested in friday's maz murder is being arraigned in the killing of at least 93 people, mos
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Jul 26, 2011 11:35pm EDT
is very big. i have to say it loud. i said like three times, housekeeping, hello, is anyone in, three times, nobody say anything. >> reporter: expxpting an empty room, she wawa shocked when she says strauss-kahn suddenly appeared naked. >> i saw a naked man come to me. he come naked, i was like, oh, my god, i'm so sorry. i'm so sorry. that was so fast, i was like, i'm so sorry, i turn my head. he come to me and grab my breasts, no, you don't have to be sorry. i say, i say stop, i don't want to lose my job. and he push me into the bedroom and he pulled the door back and he said, you're beautiful. i said, stop, stop, and then he push me, he push me to bed, was right there, he push me to the bed, he push me like this to the bed. i was sitting likethis. and he -- he tried to put his penis in my mouth. i closed my lips like this, i turned my head, i push him and i get up. when i get up, and he keep pushing me everywhere,like, pushing me to the hallway, back to the hallway, keep pushing me. >> reporter: and what happens as he's pushing you down the hall? >> i have dress on. he pull my dress
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